Windows of Opportunity: Integrated Hepatitis C Programming Approaches for Priority Populations


Population-specific priority directions

Although the hepatitis C programs across and within the priority populations discussed at the deliberative dialogue had several features in common, important population-specific realities and priorities were also identified. As outlined in the structural recommendations, it is critical that the national response to hepatitis C include differentiated approaches designed by and for each priority population. The population-specific presentations and discussions at the deliberative dialogue provided an opportunity to identify preliminary priority directions for Indigenous peoples, people who use injection drugs, immigrants and newcomers to Canada, as well as older adults. These are described below.